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Jonathan Robert Simon

Jonathan Simon’s Legal Guides

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  • Mediation 101

    What is mediation? Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) where a neutral third person called a mediator acts to encourage and facilitate the resolution of a disagreement between two or more parties.Mediation is a confidential and private process where gene...

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  • Questions About Termination of Parental Rights?

    Florida Statute 39.806 provides the statutory grounds for termination of parental rights. In order for a parent or the parents to terminate parental rights, the court must find by clear and convincing evidence that one of the statutory grounds has been established. J.G. v. Depar...

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  • Modifying Alimony Based on Cohabitation?

    Three prerequisites are required for a modification of alimony: 1) a substantial change in circumstances; 2) that was unanticipated, or not contemplated, at the time of final judgment of dissolution; and 3) is sufficient, material, involuntary, and permanent in nature. Reno v. ...

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  • Pre and Post Nuptial Agreements in Florida

    PRENUPTIAL AND POSTNUPTIAL AGREEMENTS Q: What is a pre-nuptial agreement? A pre-nuptial agreement is an agreement between prospective spouses made in contemplation of marriage. Q: In entering into a pre-nuptial agreement, what is the waiving party actually contracting to? A: By e...

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  • New Child Support Laws in Florida

    OnJanuary 1st, 2011, some important changes will take place regarding how child support is calculated. The first major change has to do with the imputation of income to a parent who is either (1) voluntarily unemployed or underemployed; (2) does not participate in the child sup...

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  • Florida Domestic Violence Injunctions 101

    If you are the victim of domestic violence, there is a proceeding available through the Court with which you can obtain a temporary and/or permanent injunction against an individual who has committed an act of domestic violence against you. Domestic violence is defined in Florid...

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  • Relocation of Minor Children in Florida

    1. Seeking to Relocate? According to Florida Statute 61.13001(1)(e), relocation "means a change in the location of the principal residence of a parent or other person from his or her principal place of residence at the time of the last order establishing or modifying time-sharing...

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